Has sent off MS of first part [of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. Has so much to add about Fuegians [at beginning of second part] and so much to condense and rewrite in scientific part that he may not have second part ready at end of month; it depends on his health, which is good lately.
Down Bromley Kent
I sent the M.S. to you yesterday. I write now to tell you, that I find so much
to add about the Fuegians, & consequently so much
more to condense & almost rewrite in the scientific part, that I
cannot help fearing that possibly I may not have the second number ready having to
correct press of 1
I presume you have something else which, if required,
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
- f1 876.f1Because Robert FitzRoy had given an extended description of the Fuegians in Narrative 2: 175–224, CD elected to say little about them in the first edition of the Journal of researches. Much of the material introduced into the second edition was based on FitzRoy's account.